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This is the second watch Girard-Perregaux have made in collaboration with Aston Martin and it honestly looks like something James Bond could wear. If he were into green.

Once again, another addition to the green watch trend but at least Girard-Perregaux managed to get their hands on one of the most iconic shades of green, “Aston Martin Green.”

The 42mm Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition features this iconic green on its dial with a funky pattern, dubbed the “AM” diamond crosshatch design. This design is still in use within the interiors of Aston Martin cars as the stitching of the quilted upholstery.

 The Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition, features 904L stainless steel on both the case and bracelet. What makes this interesting is that this the same allow that Rolex used for its watches before they called it Oystersteel. Most watches just use 316L alloy.

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This is the first Laureato Chronograph to feature an exhibition style sapphire crystal caseback. What this reveals is the automatic in-house Calibre GP03300-0141 chronograph movement.

Girard-Perregaux did make a strange choice here by placing the Aston Martin logo on the caseback crystal, obscuring the movement. It isn’t awful but it does make one wonder as to why they would do this? Show off your movement, don’t cover it up with a logo. It just looks messy and a bit busy.

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However, other than the caseback, this is a great looking watch. The octagonal bezel is a neat touch to separate it from the countless other similar looking sports watches, but the real star of the show is the green dial. James Bond could wear this if he was feeling tired of his Omega. It would at least match his Aston Martin, right?

Overall, it’s a great collaboration. Unless we find out that the Aston Martin logo was forced on the watchmakers rather than something the watchmakers actually wanted to put on the watch.

Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Girard-Perregaux, said of the collaboration,

“Our Manufacture has a long history of collaborations. Beginning with our founder Jean-François Bautte who brought different “établisseurs” together under one roof, effectively creating one of the first Manufactures as we know them today. Not only has our partnership with Aston Martin yielded two exceptional timepieces now, it is indeed a meeting of the minds and marks the beginnings of a true friendship between both brands and our teams.”

These watches are available now via Girard-Perregaux for $18,100 USD (approx. $24,000 AUD). But you’ll have to be quick because these are limited to just 188 pieces.

If you like that, this Zenith Defy Extreme Desert Edition will certainly knock your socks off.

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